But Not Radical.
[Copyrtflht, 1912, by The Trlbune Aaaociatlon.]
The On!y New York
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NEW-YORK, SUKDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1912.-FIVE PARTS-SIXTY PAGES.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
WAR IN BALKANS
Inept Collective Note to the
Porte Shows Where Similar
Ambitions and Mutual
Jealousies May Lead.
EUROPEAN CONCERT A JOKE
Austria May Attempt to Annex
the Sanjak, and This
Would Be the Signal
for a Russian
GREECE HAS 125,000TROOPS
JUly's Failure to Make Peace with
Turkey Is Likely to Draw Her
Partners of the Triple
Alliance Into the
Constantinople. Oct. 12.?The Greek
Contulate here handed over its archives
to-day to the Freneh Embassy. The
Servian Consulate has been put in
eharqe of Russia._
IBy Cable to The Trlbune )
London, Oot 11'.?There in little doubt
that the Balkan probk-m Is BOW
being slowly merged and overshadowed
ln the litrger question of the mainten
ance of peace between the great Euro?
pean powers, and Jt was a realization
of thla fact whlch caused demuraliza
tlon to-day on the TL-ondcm stoek mar?
ket and knocked the bottom out of the
The attitude of Austria is causing
jrave anxiety in Europe. The danger
ef a rupture with Russia is conaidered
imminent. Austria has made an ?m
phatie declaration of non-mtervention
snd has denied she is preparing to
mobilize. but despite this it is clear
that Austria is rapidly preparing for
The publlcation of the collective not-? '
af the powers to Turkey only makes ?
tBore clear what was alreadv sufflcltnt- .
Iy plaln, I. e.. the futillty of hope of j
peace ln tht-- Baikans aml the atten- !
uated fictk-n et the so-ealled European
Whlle the allie- delayefl thelr declara
tions of *ur in i.rder to complete thelr
mllltary preparations. the travail of j
diplomacy produced this week only un j
Inept note of vague conclllatlon. and it i
was small wonder therefore that the
Continental bourses went to plecen nnd
Ui? London market was sbaken almost
lnto panic when the public and linan- j
ders saw the result of a fortnight of
What the End May Be.
Ths Jeaiousy that lnvades and i?.r
vades the counsels of the powers could
not have been more plalnly wrltten
than ln thls ducument, which gives the
best of reasons for the fear that the
Uttle Balkan blaze may result in a con
flagration whlch will Bweep the whole
The great danger lies, of course, ln
tne Jealouay and ambitiona of Austria
And Russia. Au.-irla ts pushing si.ea-.l
lljr south-aaat, wlth Salonlca aa her ob
J-ctlv-_y. Four years ago ahe took
advantage of the opportunlty given by
tht hammerlng Kussia had recelved
from Japan and annexed Bosnia and
Hersegovina agalnst the lmpotent pro
tests of Russla and England.
In thls Austria was backed by Ger
taany, the power whlch is agaln behind
her ln the present situation, when Aus?
trlan eyes ara focosed on the Sanjak
of Novipa_ar. Servia also covets the
?anjak, whlch la largely populated by
Serbe. and Ita possesslon would give
Physical contact and posslbly amal
faroation wlth Montenegro.
Any attempt on the part of Servia
to take the sanjak would glve Aus?
tria a pretext for interventlon, and
once in possession it ls hardly likely
t*-*-tU-_*_ oo k-rvratli patxe, fourth loltimn.
This Morning's News
hou Dfsclosts the Murder Plot. 1
Collspse of Fence Hurts Twenty.3
Sulser Hpeaks to Itallans.14
Mayor Hevlews Naval Parade.li
Regletratlun Klgures Improve........ X
Roosevelt Hits at Wilson. 4
?traus Stands on Labor Record. 4
?Roports Roosevelt ln Dumps".4
"?Vendergaat Acts on Fraud Charges.. _
Hedges From from Bosses.?
Rocaevelt Denounces Deneen. 6
Women Testlfy ln Dynamlte Trlal...13
^laslng Aviatora Found ln Bay.X4
Boycott on Egme Called.14
?urop? Drlftlng Into War. X
Amerlcans Qult London Fog.?
ln London Theatredom. a
A Kew Bucklngham Palace.6
portug*_r_ Republic a Failure.?
^?aerlcans ln London Hoteis. ?
,rl?h Historian Bhocks Krtgllsh. ?
S'ump ln Foreign Market*. 7
??1-tman Optlmlstlc for Taft. 7
fcdltoMal . g
Obltuary. ','. B
*Wpplng News ...'.' " j4
J*l Estau.... Part 4, Pages ?, 4 an_ A
?^nanclal and Maurkets... Part 4, Page ?
aeerta. io, u, ig, _? ?n<j Part ^ Pat# 7
Af*br and Navy.Part 4, Page 7
TAFT GETS SCORE AT SEA
Detained by Fog, He Learns De
tails of Ohampionship Oame.
Woods Hole. Maa*, Oft. 12.?Al?
though dotafned at sea mont of the
afternoon on aecount of fog, President
Taft. who wa* on his way from Bev?
erly to Naushon Island to he the guest
of W. CamiTon Forbes, dld not lose
slght of the faet that a world series
ehamplonship game of baseball was
being played ln Boston. A wireless ln?
qulry was .ent out asking the score,
the details of hits and errors and the
names of the players making the
A wireless message, giving the de
sired lnformation asked, was forwarded
to the Mayflower.
! DITCHES AUTO, SPEEDS ON
! Oollision May Oause Death of
Red Bank Nominee for Mayor.
Rt-vi Rank. X. J.. Oct. 12.? Abrain L.
Davidson. Democratlc candldate tot
Mn\ nr of this clty. is dylnir In the Mon
i mouth Hospital, Long Branch, from ln
I *_****?- received thls afternoon. wb -n
| burled from h'.s automoblle near Frce
j hold. Davidfon fractured hls skull ano
I Is badly cut about tho body.
Two miles thls side of Freehold. a
big Kray llmouslne car, travelling in the
same directioii, sped past the David?
aon machlne, turnlng dlrectly ahead.
The rvar wheel of tbe big car struck
the front wheel of tbe Davidson car,
sending th.- smaller machine Into a
ditch. Davidson was thrown aK-inst a
Iti the car wlth him were hls t ife
and s..n. Mrs. Davldsoii's right urm
was broken. but Harold Davidson. tlw
son. escaped wlth a severe shaking up.
The chauffeur of the auto whlch
caused the colllslon *ped away imme
btt-ly after the accident and before
Its number could be taken.
10,000 TURKEYSJ0 PARADE
Governor of Texas and Staff
Will Lead Procession.
[By Telejrraph to Th- Trlbune ]
<'110.0. Tex., Oct. 11!.?Governor <'ol
qultl and hi? staff in full unlform have
agreed to head a parade of ten thou?
sand Thanksgiving turkeys here on
Novombtr _?'?. and the town ls making
elaborate preparations for what will be
known ._? Turkey Trot Day.
Cucro is one of tht- l_*f_?1 0__t-_l in
the world for turkeys. Thousands of
blrds are shlpped every fall. and the
spccta'-le Is seen of farmers on horse
back driving Kreat florks to the market.
where they are dressed ani shlppcd
The output this season will be 30 per
cent larger than ever before.
TROOPER STOPS RUNAWAY
Cstches Horses About to Run
Down Women and Children.
Frank Q-lgley, of N'o. .",04 West 121:-t
stri't. a member Of Squadron A. lst
Cavalry, showed yesterday afternoon
that he could be a hero without Kning
to war. I'e drove hls warhorse, whlch
b? had O'lt for an alrlng. at rocklOM
h-pfeed down Lenox avenue after a
team of express wagon horses mad
dentd by 0 smaah-up wlth a street car,
and brought them up standlng from hi*
saddle Juat as they were about to
dash Into a crosslng Jammed wlth
pani.-strl. km women and children at
121 st street.
Qulglt'V'a ankle was badly bruised a*
a result of his gallant *ubduing of
the runawav*. Thi* l* the *econd act
of conspkuous bravery he has flgur. d
ln. He got a Carnegle medal ln 191]
for resculng a woman and her small
daughter at a flre, allowlng hlmself
to be lowered on the end of a rope to
where they were lmperllled, and h'm
self being drawn out by the flremen
Ju*t In tlme to escape the flames,
GAVE GOLD TO STOKERS
"Klondike Charlie" and His
Millions Made Many Friends.
George Lemon, of Alaska, who dug
np $7,000,000 ln gold out of the Klon
dlke, wa* one of the Adrlatlc's passen?
gers who made Ilfe lnterestlng for every
one aboard during the run from South?
ampton. There waa hardly a member
Of the shlp's company except the mas
ter and the offlcers who dld not grt
somi of "Klondike CharlleV gold.
K\erybody took kindly to Mr. Lemon
when the benevolent obsesslons took
hold of hlm, and there was even gentle
ness ln the tone of Captain Hayes _
message, sent to him yesterday,
whlch the sklpper sald: "Captain Hayes
preseiits hls compllmentn to Mr. Lemon
and arikH that he kindly deslst from
sending champagne and gold colns to
the stoker*. as lt wlll facllitate gettlng
to port on tlme."
TAME TROUT^mjES MAN
Springs from Stream and Orips
Both Worm and Finger.
(By Telearaph to The Trlbune. 1
Allentown. Penn., Oct. 12-Colonel
Harry C. Trexler, quartermaster gen?
eral of Pennsylvania and president of
tbe board of tru?tees of the State In
-ane A*ylum, i? nnrslng a *ore flnger
a* the result of belng bltten by a tame
At hls home, where he malntaln* a
tlny trout stream, the colonel was toas
ing the blggest trout by dangllng ?
large, Julcy worm over the water,
Finally. .as he lowered tbe worm. the
flsh shot out of the water and selred
both the worm and the colonel* flnger.
Colonel Trexler had the wound cauter
OBWtY'g -?_??? GrtAPE JUICE
Purln*** the Wood. A dellclou* _?"****?_??.
H- T. Dewey A Son* Co.,158 fulton St.N.-?
BUT DIE HARD
Crashing 'Drives by HoJper
and Yerkes, with Doyle's
Error, Spell Disaster
BEDIENT BLOCKS THE WAY
Young Pitcher Holds New
York to Three Hits, Whiie
His Mates Land Punch
That Opens Way
for Two Runs.
HOPE OF TITLE FLICKERING
"Big Six" Pitches One of His Great?
est Games, but Goes Down to De?
feat for the Lack of More
Safe Drives to Bolster
Up the Attack.
Boston. Oct. 12.?Two trlples and an
error by Larry Doyle sent tbe grc:it
t'hrlsty Mathewson tumhling down *o
a bitter and derlslve defeat in the flfth
game of the world's series played at
Eenway Park thls afternoon. It was a
(badly blow t-> tbe ehnmplonship
aspiratlons <.f the Ciants. -md all tbat
is left Is a flirkerlnK hope, falnt as the j
pale gray sunrlse on a dark NOVMBbtr j
morning. It wns the thlrd victory of
the Red Sox ln the perles, and. al- j
though the score was only 2 to 1, It
cleared away much of the haze thnt
enveloped the tw.. teams early In the
week, and the iMSMMH to the title
won by the Athletlcs a year ago can
almost be dlscerned.
Hugh Hedlent. an uncouth youngster.
who mnde hls bow ln fast company
only thls year. earncd a nlche in the
hall of baseball (UM bf otitpit.-hlng
the master in the l.est twtrb-il giinie ut
the series and one "f Um shar|*est duels
ever fought. A rank outsider. who on
two prevlous appear.iiii*es of short
dnratlon Kave no inkling of hls sklll.
rhecked tbe Iwittlng streak of ihe Na?
tional L-eaK'i?* charnplons OYeat better
than the mighty Wood. alb.wlng only
three clean hits and one scratch safety.
whlch bounded away fr.im I_*rry (lard
ner, and whlch wns not credlted aa
such by the ofllclal ?4*orers, who lnslsted
lri 4-harglng (Jardner wlth an error.
Matty went down with all hls colo***
(lylng and the glory of a dyinK glaili:*
tor who has fought I hattb* atcainst tre
mendous odds It w ih the best gmne
he has pltched in | earn, anii thi- pit | ttt
it WM the 111 fortun.* tliat brought it
forth on a day when th?- New Vork
batsmen were overi'ome -"ith lethargy
and L>oyle \*uh iluomed to mak?- hls first
misplay of tbe .series, a heartbn*aklng
error tbat Aet____ UM struKgN*.
There wer.- tOW UBOOg th?- New Yi-rk
players Tffbo would not have bOOB wlll?
lng to reliniiulsh tbelr ri-tTW of the
world's tith* rewards to see Mathewaon
ptill Ibrougli victorlous. After the R?*d
Sox hau scored their two runs ln the
thlrd Innlng. the next elghteen tn^n
who faced the peerless klng of pltchers
went out ln suc< *?_______ Not a single
runner n ached tirst base for the rest
of the game?and this ln u world's
The entlre battlng order of the Rid
Kox. whlch numbers some of the
mlghtlest hitters ln the game, faced Big
Hlx twice, and not one could break
through hls guard. It was a marvellous
performance. whlch lf crowned wlth
victory would have added new lustre to
hls already brilllant i areer and sent hls
name through the yeara to com-? as the
undlsputed king of all twlrlers.
Old Master in the Shadow.
But the talnt of defeat ls on the rec?
ord. A buddlng youngster monopollzi-s |
the full glare of the calclum, whlle the
old master hovers ln the shadows be?
yond. To-nlght the name of Bedlent ls
on the llps of the baseball world, whlle
Matty takes what cheer he can lrom
the glorles of other years. That ln the
hour of his wanlng power, with only a
few more aeasons to go, the breaks of
the game Bhould go against hlm adds
to the bltterness.
No blame can be attaclied t<> Larry
Doyle. A flelder ls bound to make
some errors. The New York caplaln
bas cut oft many a run by hls sensa
tlonal work ln the series. But some
lmp of the perverse must have saved
up that one misplay untll lt could be
unloosed at a tlme when M_,tty was
about to crown hls cureer wlth one of
hls greatest achlevements. Vii-toi*. f4ir
the Olants to-day would have turneil
tbe tlde thut now seems hound to i at ry
The ofllclal tigures on to-day's gume
show that the crowd was the Krenteut
that ever wutched a baseball contest ln
this clty. The total attendamv was
:i4,l?Tl, whlle the recelpts were 96B-2QL
Of thls sum each club rei eives ?*.?_??>,
44040 and the National 4*ommlsslon
tbe remnlnder, $4i..'ll'o Iii. The players
no longer share In the rtOttpUh
The crowd whic h ?aw the g?m*> fllled
every lnch ln the stands, overflowed m
the grounds and even burst through
the fence back of centre fleld. It was
fully as large as lf not lancer than the
one whlch attended the thlrd game on
Wednesday. They had come to see the
downfall of the ldol of New York, and
they were not disappointed, but they
departed marvelling at hls sklll. For
toatlaned oa t-ratt^ p*?*?\ -oluran eae.
'JACK" ROSK. THE NEMESIS OF CHARLES BECKER
The gambler who testilied yesterday that the former head of the
police "strong arm" squad. said "Rosenthal must be croaked."
Totals for Second Day Above
Those of Same Day
Four Years Ago.
TWO DAYS' TOTAL LOWER
A Gain in All Boroughs of the
City Except Manhattan and
Th. re-ristration In the entire clty,
yesterday, the ?econd day. waa 1X|.
770. ?i eompared wlth U&Bll in 190M,
the last rresldentlal year, in lnerease
uf :!.jr>7, and as eompared wlth 141,
Bfl. in 101O. the last governorship year,
nn lnerease of 40.1X2.
For the first two day* thi*. year the
total reKistratlon was ___,s-_, M ___1*
par.-d with 407.412 ln 10*****. ? _** ttttUt
Of 2B,flB0l ?nd as compared wlth Ilt,*
4V", In H?l<>. an lnerease of t.2,200.
Hy l.oronghs the rej-lstratlon wgs:
Manhattan and Tbe Hronx. 0.1,478 M
compared wlth 080.11 in 100K, a de?
crease of p\UO, and 74,1141 in 1910, an
lnerease of 1X,M7. For two day*. 11*0,
t;i'_, as compared wlth 18.104.22.168, a <*?*
rrense of _.1,881, and 170.700 ln 1010,
an lnerease of 28,003.
Hrooklyn. 08.70-, as compared wlth
04,700 in 100M, an increase of 4,Of>7, nnd
r._,N_M ln 1010. an Increase of l.r>,0.1.\
For two days. 14.1,107, aa compare-d
wlth 140.O82 ln 10OS. a decrease of H,
Olo. and 118702 in 1010. an Increase of
Que'-ns. ir.,0.10. as compared wlth
11.44(2 ln 1008, an Increase of 4,2*17. and
|0!-7B in 1010. an lnerease. of 1084
For two diiyM, MfcBOB, as eompared wlth
2.V022 ln 1!H?X. an lnerease of 4,08,1. and
22,B8_ in 101O, -n inereaae of 8..117.
Ftlehmond, .1.X0O. as compared wlth
.1.774 In 10OS, an increase of 1 Ul. nnd
.1,414 ln 19x0, an Increase of 4l?i. For
two days. K.07X, as compared wlth 8,015
in 10OM, a decrea.se of MT, and 7.104 in
101O, an increase of ttl4.
The floCTO?MO ln Democratlc districts
ln Manhattan and The Bronx for the
flrnt two days over the flrst two days
ln 1008 are: Kir.-t, 1.18.1. _*, 7'i0; Id,
i .ir, 7th 1.000; Oth. l.iox; 10th, UMB;
llth." UMB; 12th. 1,147; Mth, L307;
llth. 1,0.10; 10th, 1,2.12; .10th. 2?98.
Of the Kepublican districts In Man?
hattan and The Hronx the followlng
?Ti over the 11XKH flgures for two days
M follows: Slxth. 112; 10th. .110; '.Md.
| faU, There were decrease* In the
loth. 17th. 21st. SBth. 27th, 20th and
The detalled flKUies of yestcrdav I
rei-istratlon by Assembly districts. as
eomtnxrti with the second day In |0O_
an.l 101O, are as follown.
Manhattan and Tha Bronx.
.. iatt '??"" '"Jr,
*Y a.i.xi i.MKi i.?_
! ->_*_ i.om i>._
?.'..;. 2.241 1.--V 1"'"
:,. .. _,_?_ i.i* 1,-t
?. . 'i.'iil I.M 1 '??'??
L. . int i.m i._n
y. _IM l.-M ?.?_
,,,. 2,'2A4 LOU ?.__
V.;?.;.. __m i.m um
}i. i.'ioi l.btt x.ntu
\i. 2,i;h 1.70- i__
?;. 2 22, IMI ,"17
';'.;. S.'IH 14M .'.TM
\?.:; ... 2u. ..**-"* um
:. 3.o?i7 t*U ?.12"
ih'" . a.Wis l.Ut i'>09
?. 3,sihi imt ?,*?<
'",.;; . _S4S 1.7*7 lUt
S;; :.:. 2.*_i *,?_*? mh
_i . I.WM l._M !_H
... 2.72" l.Htt." **_
%f.;. . .raw 2,<?>1 2.-04
_*"" I 7,*i I."*1- __H
a).::;;;::;::...::.. a;.-* 2,1*8 _3_i
til. 4 13- 3.0144 3.293
41. 3.V.7 1813 3.1*4
t-j . .-, ?*.' I 7.7 ?.:4?*T
lt . ?_>?.!? 2,*M2 3.32-.
. 4. l.M S.801 H.34NI
lf,. 8.CVI .4.44s 4,!>M)
ToUls. OH.iWl 74.^.11 *>:i.478
a i, MH MM 1012
1 i.tSS UtH 2.14*S
2 . 2.14*41 1.ST8 um
:? . 'j.ciiu |.8i _ l Bl
4 ... i '-" Ittt !.__?
I.......... 3 4K.II 2.4M 3.2140
tl. XHliI 2,108 2.5U3
7 . 2.10- 1.44-41 2.113
5. 2.1-3 1.?'?'?> 1>17
? . 3.721 1.310 4.4M
[0. IM IW IMA
U . 2.HO*.- ?_,_?__ 2>>*5
[? . | Iti 2 77.2 8..V12
l_. 2.131 1 '7.-. 2.267
14 . 2.4XM I.TM 2.106
i-> . ?_:*>*?. I.WO 2,:mh
'? . :;?__?; a.3-<> 4.?8_
17. . 2.8-43 2.248 2.791
ii . 3.T70 ?.7.'.l 6.B34I
Jt....... 2.132 1*04 '-4M
?. .. 2 11.V 1..4.I-4 V.73-*1
K*..'rr............ ivrr-i ?.? -thk
3. KSi ?.im ???<??
Tou't . W.WB :.2.S?y ??.7?53
A n IJXW 1510. 1S12
1 ttn ?.'.!(?? -?*??
i. UM LtN J.???
3 -*-4 -*?'''*> ?..->*>
4":; '.'.."'.v...'... %M wi uw
Tot?|-. 11.402 10.S76 15,??
A I) I*** 1910. uy
1 . 3"*-4 J.444 l.?90
Recapitulstlon for Second Day.
lUcroiir-ht Uli 1U10. 11112
ssr-^a iimI ss
_u.?| ..::. 11.402 10.4475 lt.?9t
Itlchmond' . X774 3.444 Mtt
-T-,,,.,1. . . 170.M3 141 M 1"1.77-)
Recapitulation for First Two Days.
a^aammm OSA WW 1U12
Manh..tiin tn<l Bronx.lE_3.4tl IT0.WI jtt.tM
,, 'k ? .I4t.fl*3 11S.702 143.167
SSsos. ?.?3 a.M" *>-??
iti. En . MW M* M?
Tot.l-. .44)7.412 31 ?.???-?? 8S1.7442
WEDS TO KEEP NURSE
John W. Gates's Nephew Finds
Novei Oure for Homesickness.
! Mv T<'l-?r?ph to Th* Trlbun*.)
Colorado Hprlngs. Col.. Oct. 12.?
Henry R. Baker, of St. Charles, 111.,
nephew of the late John W. Oates and
a heneflclury under hls wlU, was mar?
ried here to-day to Mlss Nlna Carlton,
also of St. Charles.
Mr. Baker waa brought to Colorado
Rprlngs several months ago when
threatened wlth tuberculosls following
nn attack of pneumonla, and Mlss Carl?
ton, a tralned nurse. was sent to care
for hlm. He leased a house on Wood
avenue and settled iliiwn to recover hls
Mlss t'arlton became hom'slck last
week aml announced her lntentlon of
returnlnK to St. Charles. Mr. Baker
proposed. and now she wlU remaln ln
WOMAN KILLED BY TRAIN
Most Careful Engineer on Sus
quehanna at the Throttle.
[fly T->|i*-frnph to Th? Trlbune.)
Hackensack, Oct. 12 ?Mlss Oeorgle
Dowle., flfty-elght years old, of State
street, a slster-ln-law of ex-Judge
George W. Wheeler, of Hackensack,
was strtn-k and almost instantly kllle.l
by ? Susquehanna Rallroad passenger
traln thls afternoon nt the State street
?roHsIng here. Her skull was frn/tured
ind both her \ng? were cut off below
Mlss Dowle, who was sllghtly denf,
Wiis on her way to vlslt her slster, Mrs.
C. W. Wheeler, and when she rarno
to the crosslng the gates were down.
She was ln deep thought and did not
hear the warnlng crles of several per
ions near by. and did not see her
danger untll lt was too late. She then
trled to cross ln front of the traln.
She wa-s plcked up on the fender anl
ca:rled about 100 feet. The englnee*.*
npplied tho brakes wlth such force
that many of the passengers were
PhMlp T. Nlxon. the only engineer
on the Susquehanna Rallroad to have
hls name lettered In gold on the slde
of hls can, on account of belng a
careful engineer, wae runnlng the en?
gine. No arrests were made.
Says When Matters Lagged That Becker In
sisted That Rosenthal Be "Dynamited,
Shot, Throat Cut or Anything."
ON STAND ALL DAY AND NIGHT
"I Turned Against Him," Witness Avers, "When I
Saw He lntended to Throw Me to the Wolves"?
Mclntyre in Cross-examination Seeks to Show a
"Frame-up" on Accused Police Official.
With the cool, deliberate calculation of the trained gambler,
coupled with the outward immobility of countenance which is sup
posed to be the most valuable asset of the "expert poker player," as
the witness once described himself in speaking of his reputation in
the underworld, "Bald Jack" Rose unfolded the story of the dark in
trigue in the murder of Herman Rosenthal, with Lieutenant Charles
Becker always as the prime instigator and merciless ruler in the
whole morbid plot, at the trial of the accused police officer before
Justice Goff in the extraordinary term of the Supreme Court yester?
day. Rose _ story will go down in the annals of criminal procedure as
one of the most remarkable ever told from the witness stand.
Becker's iron hand and relentless demand for the death of the
gambler who ''squealed" and was about to lay bare the history of the
police lieutenant _ alleged profitable connection with the gambling
graft before the stern authorities of the law, who were bound to probe
the matter to the end, were ever present throughout the narrative of
"Billiard Ball" Jack. For nearly four hours he carefully related the
dramatic details, with little assistance from Assistant District Attor?
ney Moss, who was conducting the direct examination of the witness.
For a longer time Rose bore up unflinchingly under the wearing
cross-examination of Mr. Mclntyre, counsel for the defence.
BECKER RAIDED ROSE'S PLACE.
The story started with the witness's early acquaintance with
Becker, which began when Becker raided his gambling house on the
East Side soon after the "strong arm" squad, of which Becker was
the head, had begun operations, a little more than a year ago. The
witness at that time went out of the "business" and devoted his en
tire time to the mercenary interests of the defendant as his "coilector"
from the gambling houses, he swore.
"I was always working for Becker's pocket after that," Rose de?
clared, "and turned against him only after the murder, which he de
manded, and I saw that he intended to throw me to the wolves."
"Bald Jack" graphically pictured the e_rly relations between
Becker and Rosenthal, which were of the most intimate and pleasant
character, leading to the partnership between the two in the Rosen?
thal gambling house in West 45th street. Relations became strained
when Becker forced a raid of Rosenthal's place, under "insistent
pressure from Police Headquarters." Rosenthal soon began to spread
reports about his business relations with Becker, and the police official
promptly began to sound Rose for a way of silencing the gambler's
tongue before he had gone too far, the witness said.
The plot against Rosenthal's life was born at that time, and it de
veloped rapidly, with Rose as a reluctant tool of the defendant, until
the "job was done," Rose said. The plot simmered and boiled for sev?
eral weeks during Rose's negotiations with the gunmen, with Becker
ever at his heels with complaints of "stalling" and ugly demands for
the consummation of the plot and threats that he would "do it him?
self" if the gang were losing their nerve, Rose declared.
"BRIDGIE" WEBER CALLED IN.
Rose admitted that he kept "putting it off" until finally Becker
called in "Bridgie" Weber to facilitate the final murder contract with
the Zelig gangsters.
"I want that fellow murdered?shot, dynamited, throat cut or
anything," Rose calmly declared Becker told him at one time when
matters had run along without action in "getting" Rosenthal. When
the gunmen were all on hand for the first attempt on Rosenthal's life
in front of the Garden Restaurant, on upper Broadway, a week before
he was actually shot, and were diverted from their purpose by the
appearance of a detective on the scene, Becker said to him the next
day. Rose declared:
"I told you not to stop for a policeman. You've made a-bull
of it. Shoot in front of a policeman if you want to. There is absolutely
Rose, Weber and others of the alleged accomplices were unde
cided as to the best place to "croak" Rosenthal, and asked Becker
about it, the witness said. Becker, he added, told them they could do
it uptown as well as downtown, and to break into Rosenthal's house
and finish him?any way to get him. ___*____
Finally, on July 15?the shooting occurred on that night?Becker
had a straight talk with him, Rose testified, and lost all patience with
the way things were stringing along.
"Why all this delay?" Becker said to the witness. "Now let'i
kill?to-night is the time."
Rose got to a polnt wlth the gunmen.
-Lefty" Louie Rosenberg, "Whitey
Tewis. ??Dat-" Frank Clrofl-I and "Gyp
the Blood" Horowltz. he sald. where it
was onlv necessary to take the word to
them Rose and Schepps rounded up
the gunmen that night and the kllling
Rose COO-J* admitted tlme and again
to Becker's counsel on cross-examina
tion that he had commltted perjury
and lied frequently throughout the de?
velopment of the conspiracy, but he
always managed to add that it had
been done under orders from Lleu
trnant Becker. He denied that he had
rver been mlxed up ln any other mur?
der. and sald that he had made spas
modlc ertorts during the last few years
to Qult gambling and enter a legltlmate
business. He Intended to go away after
the trial and try to lead a decent ex
latence for the sake of hls faiplly. if he
got out wlth hls Ilfe. he said.
Rose admitted that he had a feellng
of emnlty toward Rosenthal for a long
tlme before the latter's death, but he
sald thelr personal differenees had
never been serious. He denied that he
had ever told Becker that Rosenthal
had robbed hlm when he was ln part?
nership wlth the latter in a gambling
house and had threat*-ned to "get"
Rosenthal himself. He sald he had
never heard of Rosenthal clrcuiatlng
slandering storles about his wlfe and
Counsel for the defence indulged io
a long line of questlons, tendlng to
show that Rose. Weber, Vallon and
.thers had wanted Rosenthal out of the
way for personal reasons. and had de?
cided to "frame up" the murder oa
Offered No Money to Rosenthal.
Rose -tubbomly denied all such in
sinuatlons. He denied that he had met
Rosenthal in LUchow's restaurant on
the night before the shooting and of?
fered him money to get out of town.
He denied that he had rald to Rosen?
thal the same nlght that lf he didn't
make hlmself scarce he would get done
up. He denied that he had ever told
Mrs. Becker that Rosenthal was "_
dangerous man. and worked in tbe
Becker's counsel was perslstent ia
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